Denmark wins the Bocuse d’Or 2019, China ranks 20th
Updated 21:05, 02-Feb-2019
By Liu Jiaxin

After 5.35 hours of intense tests on Wednesday at Sirha Lyon, Denmark won for the second time in history the Bocuse d’Or, a worldwide gastronomy contest founded in 1987. The silver medal went to Sweden with Norway the third place. China ranked 20th, following Thailand, out of 24 countries.

The idea of the contest is to bring together 24 young chefs from all over the world, among the most promising talents of their generation, and have them prepare superb dishes within five a half hours, live in front of the audience. Many talented chefs have made a name for themselves via the contest by promoting the culinary heritage of their country.

For this edition the participants had to create two recipes to win over the judges: roast a rack of veal with five prime ribs as a tribute to Paul Bocuse and revisit the Chartreuse of vegetables and shellfish as a tribute to Joël Robuchon.

After winning bronze, silver and gold awards, Rasmus Kofoed is now a coach for Denmark. Denmark has participated 17 times to the contest and made it to the podium five times, winning: one gold, three silvers and one bronze.

The ranking results of the Bocuse d'Or. /Bocuse d'Or Photo

The ranking results of the Bocuse d'Or. /Bocuse d'Or Photo